Ford will triple its investment in semi-autonomous driving technology, chief executive Mark Fields announced on Monday, as carmakers race to get fully driverless vehicles on the road.
Fields did not put a dollar value on the investment as a proportion of the company's overall research and development spend, but said the money would go towards developing "driver assist technology".
The first of these is called "Traffic Jam Assist" which will help the driver with "steering, braking and acceleration in heavily congested traffic situations on motorways," according to Ford.
"Fully Active Park Assist" is the second feature which will help people park. Both will roll out over the next three years.